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Old 08-24-2013, 07:40 AM
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ACS Statutory Declaration / Employer Reference Letter / Reference From Colleague

Hi,

I want to get my skill assessment done from ACS. I have my previous employer's Offer Letter , Experience Letters etc but the experience letter does not have the job description/role & responsibility section.

In reference to my current employer, I don't think they will provide me the Reference letter with Role & Responsibility. I am assuming that I would need to give statutory declaration.

I have the below queries:

1. In case I need to submit Statutory Declaration, do I need to have a single declaration which includes all my employer's details along with my Role & Responsibility in those organizations.

2. Does does a Statutory Declaration differ from Reference Letter from Work Colleague.? And what if the specific Work Colleague/Manager of mine has also left my previous organization. In this case, will the reference letter from my Manager is valid who has also left my previous organization.

3. Can someone send Statutory Declaration Formats or Reference Letter formats from work colleague...

Any help in this regard would be really appreciated..


Thanks in Advance


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Old 08-24-2013, 09:49 AM
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Hi Nitinjain -

Happy to help. First, you need to know that both ACS and DIAC will be looking very closely at employer references to determine that the work is genuine and closely related to your nominated occupation. Given the large number of bogus/fraudulent documents coming out of India these days, that only makes things more difficult for applicants.

There is no ACS requirement that a work colleague who writes a stat dec for you must still be employed by the company. Here's info on Commonwealth Statutory Declarations:

Statutory declarations | Attorney-General's Department

Here's a link to the ACS reference letter sample:

http://acs.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_...ce-Example.pdf

Generally a single stat dec addressing all of the aspects of the previous employer is best, although if different people are saying different parts of this, you'd have to have a stat dec from each one, etc.

Hope this helps - this issue will come up again if/when you are invited to apply for a skilled visa, so it's absolutely critical that you get the best, most relevant/verifiable information in terms of employer references. Without it, DIAC may have issues with awarding you points for that employment.

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Mark Northam

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Thanks a lot Mark.

Another small question.. I have been working on Oracle Enterprise Applications (e.g JD Edwards, OBIEE etc) & its toolsets as a Technical Consultant.

I am not able to locate appropriate Skill Code which could appropriately fits my profile..

I would appreciate if you could please guide me..

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Hi Nitin -

Suggest you go to the ACS site and download the detailed list of skilled IT occupations - they publish a guide that goes into great detail about each of their IT occupations - this is very helpful if you compare it to the technical details of your work experience and find the best match. Here's the link:

http://www.acs.org.au/__data/assets/...ly-2012-V2.pdf

Only you will have the technical understanding of your own career that will be necessary to see which of these occupations is the best fit.

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Hi Nitin,
Appreciate if you can help to share across the format for statutory declaration.

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Hi Faizul,

Mark has shared above details for Statutory Declaration in his first post.

Although the basic structure can be the same. In India the format is a little bit different and any lawyer will be able to assist you with it. You will need to ask for an Affidavit cum Declaration to your lawyer, give him the structure in the link above, the content of your job description, employer details and manager's details. He will change it to legal language, put it on a Rs 200 stamp paper and notarize it. I have used similar statements for my clients.

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Thanks Mazdiar for your prompt response.I'm clear with it now.

Dear Mark, thanks to you as well for providing detailed info on the previous threads.

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Hi Nitin

Thanks for this question. It was so relevent for me as well.

I am also facing the same issue of getting referral letters from previous and current employer.

Could you please share what technique you used to get the letters?

Thank you Mark for giving the most relevant and complete information.

Thanks,


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Hi ,
I have completed Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering (2005-April 2009). I have started working from May 2009 in IT (Datawarehousing technologies - Informatica and OBIEE), so I have 4 years and 9 months of experience till date. I'm in dilemma ...
i. whether to submit my ACS immediately or wait till I complete 5 years.
ii. whether to submit my assessment as Software Engineer or Software Developer because all the ICT units and duties are very similar and moreover I'm concerned whether my complete 5 years of experience would be considered by ACS.

Can someone help me.

Thanks,
Sreenivas.


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Queries regarding ACS employment reference letter

Hi,

Good day.

I appreciate if anyone could help to advice on my doubts as following?

1. I checked with one of my previous company and the HR won't issue me reference letter on company letterhead in ACS format. I guess I should just write a stat dec and get it signed my previous manager. Does the stat dec need the company chop and being stamped by authorities, or is it good enough after being certified by notary?

2. As for current company, I don't wish to disclose my intention of migration to current managers. If I request the employment reference they will ask a lot of questions to justify it. I am able to obtain the company letterhead paper. I plan to get my seniors to sign for me as referee. In this case, is it valid to be submitted to ACS, as it is not signed by manager instead by senior engineers? Besides, is company chop mandatory?

Thank you.

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Geo

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